Record extract for employment in insurance distribution
Those offered a job at an insurance company or working as an insurance broker at banks must show an extract from the criminal record.
Insurance distribution may involve:
- Advising on or proposing insurance contracts
- Other preparatory work prior to the conclusion of an insurance contract
- Concluding an insurance contract on behalf of another person
- Assisting in the administration or performance of an insurance contract.
Record extract e-service
To use the e-service, you need an e-mail address that you are willing to provide.
Do not use the e-service if you have a protected identity. Instead, use a form.
If you are unable to use the e-service, please use one of the forms.
Processing requests may require up to two weeks from the date we receive a completed application to sending the extract. Processing times may vary with demand.
1. Complete the form
Insurance distribution, extract from the criminal records registry in Swedish (to be completed digitally and printed) (pdf, 1 MB)
Insurance distribution, extract from the criminal records registry in Swedish (to be printed and completed by hand) (pdf, 149 kB)
Note the following:
- Send a copy of your passport or ID card.
- You may only request a record extract concerning yourself. A power of attorney for another person is not valid.
Complete the application form clearly and sign it
Please note that forms completed digitally must nevertheless be printed out and signed with pen. We do not accept digital signatures.
Keep in mind that a complete application, properly signed by hand, with pen, will help you receive an extract more quickly.
2. Send in the form
Scan or take a photo of the signed form and send it by e-mail or post to the police. Forms sent by e-mail will receive an auto-reply confirming receipt by the police of your e-mail.
Polismyndigheten/The Swedish Police Authority
SE-981 27 Kiruna
3. Receive a record extract
You will receive a record extract from us by post. The extract will be sent to the address provided in the application. The police may not send extracts directly to an employer.
Standard processing time can be up to two weeks from the receipt of the completed application to the sending of the extract. Processing times may vary with demand.
We cannot prioritise or accelerate any particular request.
When citizens of another EU country or the United Kingdom apply for an extract from the register, the request is automatically forwarded to the country in question in accordance with Article 22c. "If an individual requesting information about himself or herself in the criminal records register under Section 9 of the Criminal Records Act (1998:620) is a citizen of another Member State of the European Union, the Police Authority shall also obtain information about him or her from the criminal records of that State." Regulation (1999:1134) in Swedish on the Riksdagen website.
That country has 4 to 21 working days (not counting the respective country's public holidays) to respond to the request, which can result in a process that takes several weeks. We have no influence on the country's processing time, but you can facilitate the process yourself and thus obtain the extract more quickly by providing all information requested on the form.
The following applies for the extract
The extract indicates individuals with a criminal record. It does not show what crime(s) individuals have been convicted of. Crimes older than 5 years are not shown by the extract.
- The extract is valid for 3 months.
- You can retain the original.
- The employer or client may make a note that you have shown the extract.
This is shown in the criminal records registry
The extract for insurance distribution indicates serious crimes against property or economic crime. Aiding and abetting such offences is also included. Sanctions (punishment) of less than imprisonment for any offence are not shown by the extract.
- Theft, robbery and other unlawful appropriation
- Embezzlement and bribery offences
- Crime against creditors
- Infliction of damage
- Falsification offences
- Perjury, false indictment and other untrue statement
- Tax crime
- Violation of the law prohibiting legal or financial assistance
- Violation of the law on penalties for market abuse in the securities market.